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This place was amazing, Sigga was a delightful host and most accommodating
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... two nights, The Hotel Borealis, wasn't ready for us until later in the afternoon so we took a drive from Selfoss to the coast. On the coast we got to see whooper swans, oystercatchers, a neat lighthouse, and a drying fish clothes-line thingy. We dropped our stuff off at the hotel, had a quick one hour nap, and then hit the road again to Geysir, the world's most reliable geyser. I managed to get a good ...
... Glacier Lagoon. We passed through an extensive area of rocky terrain covered in moss. Gummi said this was part of the 565 square kilometres of the biggest lava flow Iceland has experienced since settlement. Laki erupted in 1783-84, causing plenty of ash to settle. Livestock ate the grass covered in ash and inhaled the gasses and their gums started to bleed and then their teeth fell out. Three quarters of all livestock died and half the population perished. The shock from the eruption ...
... cakes and rolls, but also a loo and free wifi. Just the job. By the time we emerged, it was raining quite hard and I was glad of my Noggie hat with the ear flaps. There is, after all, no compulsion to look in shop windows as one passes. One of the most visible landmarks in Reykjavik is a modern church. It is striking in design, having clean simple lines. Outside there is an imposing statue of one of the early Viking explorers. The inside of the church was very modern and light. There is ...
... young Icelandic man whose name I have forgotten - was actually quite funny. Among the more memorable stops was a large rock in a small patch of grass which was pockmarked with holes and indentations, said to be a home of elves. Belief in "Huldufólk" (or "hidden folk") is apparently fairly common in Iceland, though there are disagreements on the actual proportion of people who really do believe, and whether or not this number is nowadays exagerrated for the benefit of the tourism ...
... place we ate last night but has so plain an exterior that we never noticed it.
Appetizer: Mackerel paté on rye bread with a dollop of Icelandic mustard dusted with citrus powder. Also butter mixed with snyr (Icelandic yogurt) to spread on ciabatta made with Angelica in the bread
First Course: Salt cod, mussels, lobster sauce on a wild mushroom risotto base with a few extras like a thin slice of strong cheese tucked in
Palate cleanser: A tomato soup with ...